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March 15, 2024


By Tanu Henry, Antonio Ray Harvey and Joe W. Bowers Jr. | California Black Media

The Ebony Alert, a statewide system that has been implemented to notify the public — and signal the launch of police investigation – when Black children and young Black women go missing in California is working, says Sen. Steve Bradford.

February 14, 2024



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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Legislative Black Caucus unveiled their priority bills on reparations earlier this month.

"This new emergency alert marks a significant step in dedicating resources towards a previously underserved community,” said the California Highway Patrol
January 11, 2024

By David Chiu


Published on January 9, 2024 05:39PM EST


California's Ebony Alert system, which went into effect on Jan. 1, has already led to the successful recovery of a missing teen.

“The CHP's first Ebony Alert safely located a missing teen in Los Angeles," officials announced in a Facebook post on Monday. "This new emergency alert, focused on missing Black youth and young women, marks a significant step in dedicating resources towards a previously underserved community.”

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December 03, 2021

Catch me on First Things First with Dominique DiPrima @diprimaradio on @KBLA1580 December 6th at 8:00 a.m. (PST). I will be discussing SB 2 (Police Decertification), SB 796 (Returning Bruce’s Beach), the California Reparations Task Force and much more.

October 12, 2021

Watch Senator Bradford discuss the returning of Bruce's Beach and the passage of SB 2 on Police Decertification.

Click here to watch at 4:00PM (PST)

October 06, 2021

Manhattan Beach, CA - In 1912, Willa and Charles Bruce bought a parcel of land in Manhattan Beach. They operated a lodge, cafe, and dance hall on the property. It was a refuge for Black beachgoers to enjoy a weekend away. The area became known as Bruce’s Beach. 

But the couple were harassed and threatened by white neighbors and members of the Ku Klux Klan. By 1924, city officials condemned the property and forced the Bruces to sell and leave, robbing future members of the Bruce family of generational wealth from the land. 

October 06, 2021

After a unanimous vote in the California Legislature, the state has returned a beachfront parcel of land that was taken from the Bruce family nearly 100 years ago. California State Sen. Steven Bradford (D), who wrote the bill, says the measure corrects “a horrible injustice” that denied the Bruce family the right to build generation wealth “simply because of racism.”

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October 04, 2021

Los Angeles —  In September, Senate Bill 796 unanimously passed the California Senate, ensuring Los Angeles County gives back land seized from a Black family.

"This property was stolen from the Bruces," Senator Steven Bradford from California District 35 said." We're returning what was stolen, what was rightfully theirs."